Acts 11:23
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New International Version
When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts.

New Living Translation
When he arrived and saw this evidence of God's blessing, he was filled with joy, and he encouraged the believers to stay true to the Lord.

English Standard Version
When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose,

Berean Study Bible
When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to abide in the Lord with all their hearts.

Berean Literal Bible
who having come and having seen the grace of God, rejoiced and was exhorting all to abide in the Lord with resolute purpose of heart.

New American Standard Bible
Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord;

King James Bible
Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he was glad and encouraged all of them to remain true to the Lord with a firm resolve of the heart,

International Standard Version
When he arrived, he rejoiced to see what the grace of God had done, and with hearty determination he kept encouraging all of them to remain faithful to the Lord,

NET Bible
When he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with devoted hearts,

New Heart English Bible
who, when he had come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad. He exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they should remain true to the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when he had come there and had seen the grace of God, he rejoiced and he was exhorting them that with all their heart they would cleave to Our Lord.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he arrived there, he was pleased to see what God had done for them out of kindness. So he encouraged all the people to remain solidly committed to the Lord.

New American Standard 1977
Then when he had come and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who, when he came and had seen the grace of God, was glad and exhorted them all to remain in their purpose of heart in the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cling unto the Lord.

American King James Version
Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would hold to the Lord.

American Standard Version
who, when he was come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad; and he exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who, when he was come, and had seen the grace of God, rejoiced: and he exhorted them all with purpose of heart to continue in the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
who, having arrived and seeing the grace of God, rejoiced, and exhorted all with purpose of heart to abide with the Lord;

English Revised Version
who, when he was come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad; and he exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord:

Webster's Bible Translation
Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all that with purpose of heart they would cleave to the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
On getting there he was delighted to see the grace which God had bestowed; and he encouraged them all to remain, with fixed resolve, faithful to the Lord.

World English Bible
who, when he had come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad. He exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they should remain near to the Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
who, having come, and having seen the grace of God, was glad, and was exhorting all with purpose of heart to cleave to the Lord,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:19-24 The first preachers of the gospel at Antioch, were dispersed from Jerusalem by persecution; thus what was meant to hurt the church, was made to work for its good. The wrath of man is made to praise God. What should the ministers of Christ preach, but Christ? Christ, and him crucified? Christ, and him glorified? And their preaching was accompanied with the Divine power. The hand of the Lord was with them, to bring that home to the hearts and consciences of men, which they could but speak to the outward ear. They believed; they were convinced of the truth of the gospel. They turned from a careless, carnal way of living, to live a holy, heavenly, spiritual life. They turned from worshipping God in show and ceremony, to worship him in the Spirit and in truth. They turned to the Lord Jesus, and he became all in all with them. This was the work of conversion wrought upon them, and it must be wrought upon every one of us. It was the fruit of their faith; all who sincerely believe, will turn to the Lord, When the Lord Jesus is preached in simplicity, and according to the Scriptures, he will give success; and when sinners are thus brought to the Lord, really good men, who are full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, will admire and rejoice in the grace of God bestowed on them. Barnabas was full of faith; full of the grace of faith, and full of the fruits of the faith that works by love.
Study Bible
The Church at Antioch
22When news of this reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem, they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 23When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to abide in the Lord with all their hearts. 24Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.…
Cross References
Acts 4:36
Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (meaning Son of Encouragement),

Acts 13:43
After the synagogue was dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who spoke to them and urged them to continue in the grace of God.

Acts 14:26
From Attalia they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work they had just completed.

Acts 15:40
but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.

Acts 20:24
But I consider my life of no value to myself, if only I may finish my course and complete the ministry I have received from the Lord Jesus--the ministry of testifying to the good news of God's grace.

Acts 20:32
And now I commit you to God and to the word of His grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all who are sanctified.

Romans 12:8
if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is giving, let him give generously; if it is leading, let him lead with diligence; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

2 Corinthians 6:1
As God's fellow workers, we urge you not to receive God's grace in vain.

1 Peter 5:12
Through Silvanus, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it.

Jude 1:4
For certain men have crept in among you unnoticed--ungodly ones who were designated long ago for condemnation. They turn the grace of our God into a license for immorality, and they deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Treasury of Scripture

Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would hold to the Lord.

seen.

Mark 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the sick of the palsy, Son, …

Colossians 1:6 Which is come to you, as it is in all the world; and brings forth …

1 Thessalonians 1:3,4 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, …

2 Timothy 1:4,5 Greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I …

2 Peter 1:4-9 Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that …

3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

and exhorted.

Acts 13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious …

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue …

John 8:31,32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue …

John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, …

1 Thessalonians 3:2-5 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow …

Hebrews 10:19-26,32-39 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by …

2 Peter 3:17,18 You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, beware …

1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, …

purpose.

Psalm 17:3 You have proved my heart; you have visited me in the night; you have …

Proverbs 23:15,28 My son, if your heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine…

Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself …

2 Corinthians 1:17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things …

2 Timothy 3:10 But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, …

cleave.

Deuteronomy 10:20 You shall fear the LORD your God; him shall you serve, and to him …

Deuteronomy 30:20 That you may love the LORD your God, and that you may obey his voice, …

Joshua 22:5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses …

Joshua 23:8 But hold to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, …

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always …

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